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Brexit Brief 30

16 Nov 2017

Six rounds of negotiations have now taken place in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, but the ‘sufficient progress’ required to move to the next phase of the talks for now remains elusive. The UK’s financial settlement continues to present difficulties for the negotiators. Meanwhile, the issue of the Ireland – Northern Ireland border has been the subject of renewed attention, following the publication of the European Commission’s Dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland on 8 November. Issue 30 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these issues, and highlights relevant developments in Ireland and the other Member States.

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Brexit Brief 29

02 Nov 2017

The European Council Summit of 19-20 October 2017 concluded that insufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and EU leaders were unable to recommend the opening of talks on future relations between the EU and the UK. The focus now moves to the sixth round of negotiations on November 9-10, and the subsequent European Council summit in December. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief highlights the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and collates reactions from the UK, EU and Ireland.

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Brexit Brief 28

19 Oct 2017

The fifth round of negotiations in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took place between 9-12 October 2017. While some gradual progress continues on the issues of citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland, but the issue of the UK’s financial settlement remains deadlocked. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these developments and draws together the developments in the UK, EU and Ireland.

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Brexit Brief 27

04 Oct 2017

The fourth round of negotiations in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took place between 25-28 September 2017. Both sides reported some progress in the talks, but it will require a significant breakthrough in the October negotiating round if ‘sufficient progress’ is to be made in time for the European Council meeting of 19-20 October. 

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Brexit Brief 26

22 Sep 2017

September has seen significant developments in the withdrawal negotiations. Most notably is the delay of the fourth round of negotiations, due to have started on Monday 18 September, to Monday 25 September in order that Prime Minister Theresa May could deliver her speech on the UK’s stance on Brexit on Friday 22 September. At this moment, there remains significant distance between the two negotiating parties as little common ground can be found. Issue 26 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief examines the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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Brexit Brief 25

05 Sep 2017

August was an exceptionally busy period in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, with multiple position papers published by the UK side, and a third round of negotiations held in Brussels from 28 August to 1 September. In spite of some positive progress on the Irish issues, however, there remains a significant distance between the EU and UK negotiating positions. Issue 25 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief examines the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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Brexit Brief 24

27 Jul 2017

Two rounds of talks have now been held since the UK began its EU withdrawal negotiations in June. Already there are some substantial divergences between the EU and UK position, but the two sides have also found some common ground in these early stages. Issue 24 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief examines these developments, and notes relevant developments in Ireland, the UK and the other Member States.

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Brexit Brief 23

12 Jul 2017

The IIEA’s fortnightly Brexit Brief notes recent developments in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Issue 23 examines the UK’s counter-offer on citizens’ rights after Brexit, as well as the latest position papers issued by the EU negotiating team. The Brief also notes a number of recent political developments in Ireland, the UK and the other Member States.

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Brexit Brief 22

29 Jun 2017

Issue 22 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief notes the opening of negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal on 19 June 2017, and discusses some of the early outcomes of the talks. The Brief also notes a number of recent political developments in Ireland, the UK and the other Member States.

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Brexit Brief 21

13 Jun 2017

Issue 21 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief notes the results of the UK’s snap general election, which resulted in a hung parliament, as well as the response from the European Union ahead of the opening of negotiations. The Brief also notes a number of recent developments in Ireland and the other Member States.

 

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Brexit Brief 20

31 May 2017

Issue 20 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief provides an update on a number of key issues in the UK withdrawal from the European Union. This issue notes the authorisation by the General Affairs Council of the EU on the opening of negotiations between the UK and EU, and the European Commission’s two draft position papers on Article 50.

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Brexit Brief Issue 19

17 May 2017

Issue 19 of the IIEA’s regular Brexit Brief provides an update on a number of key issues in the UK withdrawal from the European Union, including the approval of the European Council’s negotiating guidelines, the European Commission’s response, and Michel Barnier’s visit to Ireland. It also tracks the recent activities of key players in Ireland, the UK and EU.

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